Interview with Poet Dionne Brand, with Kevin Courrier, from 1984. Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Dionne Brand emigrated to Canada in 1970. In 1978, she published her first book of poetry, Fore Day Morning: Poems. When we spoke in 1984, her fourth poetry book, Chronicles of the Hostile Sun, has just been published by Williams-Wallace. Brand was Toronto's Poet Laureate from 2009-2012 and she was admitted to the Order of Canada earlier in 2017. Her most recent publication was the novel Love Enough, published in 2014.
The segment first aired on the radio show On the Arts, on CJRT-FM in Toronto in 1984. For more from Kevin Courrier, and other arts critics, visit us at www.criticsatlarge.ca.